The government are very keen on amassing statistics. They collect them, add them, raise them to the n-th power, take the cube root and prepare wonderful diagrams. But you must never forget that every one of these figures comes in the first instance from the village watchman, who just puts down what he damn pleases.
Misers are very kind people: they amass wealth for those who wish their death. (Stanislaus Leszczynski)
The newer people, of this modern age, are more eager to amass than to realize.
What is true is that honesty is incompatible with the amassing of a large fortune.